As Accounting Officer, Adelia supports the Director of Finance and Administration in daily operations by maintaining accounting records, monitoring and analyzing accounting data, and producing financial reports and statements. Additionally, she works with the Initiatives Team on program budgeting and donor reporting.
Prior to joining Firelight in August 2017, Adelia worked in health plan administration for over 20 years, the majority of which was in accounting. She studied Business Administration and Accounting at Cabrillo College, Aptos and also obtained Paralegal Certification from the National Paralegal College. Adelia has also served on the board of CPDES Portuguese Hall - Santa Cruz (a non-profit in the area) for many years as a director, as an Officer–Secretary for six years, and currently as Treasurer. In her free time, Adelia enjoys reading, the beach, and time spent with family and friends.